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Integrative Human Biochemistry

A Textbook for Medical Biochemistry

Authors: Da Poian, Andrea T., Castanho, Miguel

  • Elucidates the foundations of the molecular events of life
  • Uses key historical experiments that opened up new concepts in biochemistry to further illustrate how the human body functions at molecular level, helping students to appreciate how scientific knowledge emerges
  • Provides realistic representations of molecules and molecular assemblies throughout the book, making structure-function relationships more intuitive and easier to perceive
  • Includes 30 new case studies drawn from both life and fiction to illustrate the far-ranging applications of human biochemistry
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About this Textbook

This book covers in detail the mechanisms for how energy is managed in the human body. The basic principles that elucidate the reactivity and physical interactions of matter are addressed and quantified with simple approaches. Three-dimensional representations of molecules are presented throughout the book so molecules can be viewed as unique entities in their shape and function. 

The book is focused on the molecular mechanisms of cellular processes in the context of human physiological situations such as fasting, feeding and physical exercise, in which metabolic regulation is highlighted. Furthermore the book uses key historical experiments that opened up new concepts in biochemistry to further illustrate how the human body functions at molecular level, helping students to appreciate how scientific knowledge emerges.

New to this edition:

- 30 challenging practical case studies (2-3 at the end of each chapter) based on movies, novels, biographies, documentaries, paintings, and other cultural and artistic creations far beyond canonic academic exercises.

- A set of challenging questions and problems in the end of each case study to further engage students with the applications of medical biochemistry

- Insights into the answers to the challenging questions to help steer teaching/learning interactions key to productive lectures, PBL (problem-based learning) or traditional tutorials, or e-learning approaches.

Advance praise for the second edition:

The Challenging Cases are compelling both from a scientific viewpoint and for the perspective they provide on the history of medicine.”  David M. Jameson, University of Hawaii

Using case studies to reinforce the biochemistry lessons is extremely effective – as well as entertaining!”  Joseph P. Albanesi, UT Southwestern Medical Center

Advance Praise for the first edition:

“This textbook provides a modern and integrative perspective of human biochemistry and will be a faithful companion to health science students following curricula in which this discipline is addressed. This textbook will be a most useful tool for the teaching community.”

Joan Guinovart

Former director of the Institute for Research in Biomedicine, Barcelona, Spain, and former president of the International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, IUBMB

About the authors

Miguel A.R.B. Castanho, PhD, is Principal Investigator at the Institute of Molecular Medicine and Head of the Biochemistry Department of the School of Medicine of the University of Lisbon, Portugal.

Andrea T. Da Poian, PhD, is Principal Investigator at the Institute of Medical Biochemistry Leopoldo de Meis of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Hardcover $109.99
price for USA in USD
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-48739-3
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Integrative Human Biochemistry
Book Subtitle
A Textbook for Medical Biochemistry
Authors
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-48740-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-48740-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-48739-3
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
IV, 836
Number of Illustrations
57 b/w illustrations, 407 illustrations in colour
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